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    Five Years of Commons on Television

    Regular televised coverage of the British House of Commons began November 21, 1989, since then C-SPAN aired the twice-weekly prime minister’s Question Time. Then Prime Minister Margaret…

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    Speaker's Farewell Address

    Bernard Weatherill, Speaker, House of Commons, delivered his farewell address to the House of Commons. He announced he would retire when Prime Minister Major called for a general election…

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    British Debate on European Community Union

    Prime Minister John Major outlined the treaty that was discussed at the European Community Summit. He spoke against a single currency and centralized federal rule by the European Community.…

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    European Economic Community Debate

    The British House of Commons debated Britain’s involvement in the European Community, with opinions offered by six prominent British officials, including former Prime Ministers Margaret…

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    Question Time

    Issues addressed by members of the British House of Commons in questions put to Prime Minister John Major include aid to refugees in the Middle East and Africa, and reforms in the…

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    Persian Gulf War Debate

    The British House of Commons' January 21 session centered around a debate over a government-supported resolution expressing support for British troops in the Persian Gulf, and an amendment…

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    Special Session on Persian Gulf Situation

    The British House of Commons was recalled from recess by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to debate the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq and other developments in the Persian Gulf. This portion of the…

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    British House of Commons

    This first televised session of the British House of Commons features debate over the governmental agenda outlined in the Queen’s speech. (See State Opening of Parliament, ID:10012) After…

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    Question Time and Thatcher Speech

    The first fifteen minutes featured Question Time with prime minister Margaret Thatcher. The Prime Minister was queried concerning homeownership and mortgage payments, and tourism, and the British…

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    Question Time

    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher took part in questioning by Leader of the Opposition Neil Kinnock, Liberal Democrat Leader Paddy Ashdown, and other members of Parliament. Mr. Kinnock focused on the…

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